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In Conversation with Francesca Ekwuyasi

The past weeks have been hectic, what with a new role at work, a deadline for an anthology, manuscript consulting for SFU. However, I’m pleased to announce that I have been better at carving out reading time in the past months–I’ll talk about the titles in another post. Recently though, I have had the pleasure of reading Francesca Ekwuyasi’s Butter Honey Pig Bread and, not only that, got to discuss her inspiration and process through the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Amplified Voices program. I’m so grateful and honoured to be selected along with 24 other pandemic authors to be afforded this opportunity
Watch the full video of our conversation here.

Watch entire video here: https://youtu.be/Pz_5tLMNFPU

How special it is to be able to talk with an author of a book you just enjoyed? There’s a lot to love in Francesca’s novel, a story of a loving family and past hurts, self-exploration and the comfort of lasting bonds, the gifts and pains of living fully and loving deeply. And the food, oh the food!
Do check out the other works featured in WT Amplified Voices here.

Featured photo © 2022 Leah Ranada

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